Arsene Wenger, former Arsenal manager has revealed his preferred successor at Arsenal before Unai Emery took over at the Emirate stadium.
Wenger said he told the team board that he preferred Napoli Manager, Carlo Ancelotti as his replace in Arsenal.
The Frenchman left the Premier League club after 22 years at the end of last season and Unai Emery was appointed as his successor.
But, according to Rai Sports reporter, Ciro Venerato, Ancelotti was open to joining Arsenal and had the backing of Wenger.
“I’ll tell you a behind-the scenes story dating back to last summer when Arsene Wenger indicated Carlo Ancelotti as his possible heir and successor on the Arsenal bench.
“Carlo Ancelotti, as you know, has a Canadian wife and the whole family lives in London. So he was interested.
“Arsenal then chose Unai Emery and at that point Carlo Ancelotti signed for Napoli.
“But he has not forgotten that Arsenal rejected him,” Venerato told TV Luna’s ‘Goal Show’.